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These Are the Most Beautiful Shower Doors We've Ever Seen

French doors are making their way to the bathroom.<p>For decades, French doors have been incredibly popular with homeowners and designers alike (just ask Joanna Gaines!). They're functional, elegant-looking and provide plenty of natural light, so it's no wonder they've become a country home staple.<p>But …

13 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids Who Already Have Everything

Looking for a gift that isn't a toy? Activities and experiences can be the perfect present. Here, clutter-free ideas that will create lasting memories.<p>What do you do when you're invited to a party for a kid who has everything? Or maybe it's your own child's birthday that's coming up—and you're …

Kids

Ep. 25: Gretchen Rubin on Discovering the Secrets to Happiness, Knowing Yourself, and Hacking Habits

5 websites where you can learn in-demand skills for free

Employees must up-level their skills and seek new challenges at work and outside of work. One of the best ways to do that is to take a class on an in-demand topic.<p>From Mandarin language classes to computer programming bootcamps and digital marketing workshops, there's a course for almost anything. …

Misty Copeland's guide to a 'Ballerina Body': Five exercises for a strong, sculpted physique

The typical physique of a ballerina from decades ago is no longer the standard today. That shift—from "childlike and brittle" to strong, healthy, …

What is the STAR Interview Response Technique?

Do you struggle to give concise answers to interview questions? Are you unsure how to share your accomplishments during an interview without sounding …

Employment

This Intense, Total-Body Tabata Workout Will Torch Fat

Shift your metabolism into overdrive with this mix of plyometric and resistance moves<p>This third workout in our Tabata Makes You Hotta series is a total-body scorcher from Hannah Eden, owner of Pumpfit in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The mix of explosive exercises and resistance training moves will give …

A Science-Backed 7-Minute Workout That Hits All the Muscles You Forget About

Don't get us wrong—we're all about bodyweight exercises. And quick, high-intensity routines like the scientific 7-minute workout (plus the research …

12 Plank Variations For A Rock Solid Core

istock<p>There's no doubt that 'the plank' is one of the best core exercises on the planet. But for many of us, endless sets at the end of each and …

Workouts

10 Ways to Give Your Small Front Yard a Makeover

When your home has a small front yard, it’s imperative that you see it as a blessing that you have a space of grass at all. Most of the time, it …

Ruth Whippman's "America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks" Is The Most Interesting Book of 2016 and I Disagree With It

Ruth Whippman is whip smart; her writing is nothing short of a genius. <i>And scathingly hysterical.</i> Her sociological insights into the New Age movement are spot on and her skewering of Positive Psychology is brilliant. Ms. Whippman would absolutely loathe the sold-out happiness and mindfulness …

Finally, the Perfect HIIT Yoga Workout You’ve Been Waiting For

In this video, expert yoga instructor Lauren Taus shows you how to add HIIT to your yoga routine by integrating calorie-blasting plyometric moves, …

Yoga

4 Signs You`re Ready To Live Your True Purpose - Meditation & Spirituality

Oftentimes, when we are ready to genuinely endure our purpose, signs directing us towards action start to arise.<p>As I was beginning to step into my …

25 Kids and Teens Beds that Transform the Ordinary into the Magical

I read somewhere that childhood is inherently magical. I believe that – that the imagination, fresh outlook, and wonder of a child creates magic out …

A Gorgeous Apartment Full of Global Finds

<b>Name:</b> Julieta <b><br>Location:</b> West New York, New Jersey<p>My apartment is a two bedroom located on the waterfront and right across the river form New York …

This Powerful Movement Is Helping People to Process Their Emotions Post-Election

In the wake of Tuesday night’s election, we’ve definitely seen some not-so-awesome things, like these scary words and acts of hate, but we’ve also seen some pretty cool things to come out of our collective fear of the unknown, like this fashion house’s generous gesture and Miley Cyrus’s hopeful …

Study links behavior in kindergarten to adult success

<b>(CNN) —</b> In our household, we're still talking about the critically acclaimed box office smash "Inside Out," Pixar's animated look at the emotions inside a child's brain. It came up most recently when we watched Serena Williams cruise to another victory at this year's Wimbledon, and my youngest …

Penn State

Becoming Intuitive, and the Power of Trusting Your Gut

Q<p>How did you know you had this ability?<p>A<p>When I was young, I would often have an inkling or gut feeling about something and it would come true. At …

Spirituality

The Simple Morning and Evening Ritual That Will Give You Incredible Mental Strength

Challenging times demand resilience. This simple but powerful habit will help you cultivate it.<p>Think you're having a rough couple of days? (Or even a rough couple of years?) Then take a minute to consider what TEDxLehighRiver speaker Sarah Trimmer went through between 2011 and 2015: besides losing …

Happiness

6 Cool Products From the Women’s Running and Fitness Event

Coming to shelves soon: a sports bra that offers training advice, an alarm to stay safe on solo runs, and performance socks that support American farmers.<p><i>With female runners now comprising 61 percent of those crossing finish lines, smart retailers keep an eye on the latest products they’ll be</i> …

Marathons

Industrial and Modern Side by Side: Two Houses in Bangkok

Contrasting synergy is what we see at the <b>Two Houses</b> at Nichada Village in <b>Bangkok</b>, Thailand, with these smart and stylish structures offering two …

Interior Design

Five Easy Thirty-Day Challenges that Will Help You Break Bad Habits

<i>What are some best 30 day challenges I can take to bring some change in my life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong writes The Monday Digest and studies successful people from a</b> …

Design Cues to Borrow From Some Sharp Airbnbs | Valet.

One of the great benefits of staying in an Airbnb over a hotel is the unique and personal interior design with which you can surround yourself. And …

Interior Design

How to Make Something You Don't Really Enjoy a Habit

Something amazing happened this morning. Instead of hopping out of bed, having breakfast, then plunging myself headlong into work, I casually sipped …

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When You’re Anxious

How to locate the “off” switch to your jitters.<p>The human brain is good at creating anxiety. The good news is that it's possible to undo your anxiety …

21 Parenting Books About Raising Mighty Girls

A Mighty Girl's top picks of books for parents on raising a Mighty Girl from the toddler through the teen years.Parenting is always an adventure, but …

I Applied Three Pieces of Popular Parenting Advice to My Business and Here's What Happened

As a mom/entrepreneur, I'm often amazed at the overlap between managing my family and managing my business. I've often heard the advice to "treat your family like a business," and have a mission statement, goals, "team meetings," and the like. But rarely have I seen the reverse advocated: Treat …

7 things to teach your kids if you want them to be more emotionally intelligent

Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i><p>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i><p>Step 3: <i>To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.</i><p>At …